Big Ten Recruiting Class Rankings 10-30-11

Submitted by Ace on October 30th, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Very little in terms of commitments this week, but there's some movement in the middle of the rankings as the recruiting services get around to rating more players—Indiana's comeuppance for losing Gunner Kiel ends up coming one week later as a result. Action since last rankings:

10-21-11: Minnesota picks up James Gillum.
10-23-11: Purdue picks up Greg Latta.

That's it. Two JuCo recruits. Thanks for making my job easy this week, B1G.

Chart? Chart:

Big Ten+ Recruiting Class Rankings
Rank School # Commits Rivals Avg Scout Avg ESPN Avg 24/7 Avg Avg Avg^
1 Michigan 22 3.50 3.64 3.41 3.59 3.53
2 Notre Dame 16 3.44 3.81 3.50 3.50 3.56
3 Penn State 16 3.25 3.44 3.19 3.25 3.28
4 Wisconsin 11 3.45 3.45 3.27 3.54 3.43
5 Ohio State 13 3.23 3.38 3.15 3.38 3.29
6 Michigan State 14 3.14 3.14 3.07 3.14 3.13
7 Purdue 21 2.71 2.33 2.53* 2.81 2.60
8 Northwestern 17 2.53 2.65 2.47 2.64 2.57
9 Indiana 18 2.39 2.44 2.41* 2.67 2.48
10 Minnesota 22 2.50 2.45 2.10* 2.64 2.42
11 Iowa 10 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00
12 Nebraska 8 2.88 3.13 3.43* 3.50 3.23
13 Illinois 9 2.50 2.63 2.75 2.50 2.72

*ESPN doesn't rate JuCos, so Isaac Fruechte and James Gillum (Minnesota), Darius Stroud and Jacarri Alexander (Indiana), Steffon Martin, Devin Smith, and Greg Latta (Purdue), and Zaire Anderson (Nebraska) are counted as unranked recruits for the sake of consistency (trust me, it makes sense when you look at the spreadsheet).
^The average of the average rankings of the four recruiting services (aka the previous four columns). The figure is calculated based on the raw numbers and then rounded, so the numbers above may not average out exactly.

On to the full data, after the jump.

 

#1 Michigan - 22 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Kyle Kalis OL OH 4 5 4 4
Royce Jenkins-Stone LB MI 4 4 4 4
James Ross LB MI 4 4 4 4
Joe Bolden LB OH 4 4 4 4
Terry Richardson CB MI 4 4 4 4
Erik Magnuson OL CA 4 4 4 4
Jarrod Wilson S OH 4 4 4 4
Tom Strobel DE OH 4 4 3 4
Ondre Pipkins DT MO 4 4 3 4
Pharaoh Brown DE OH 4 3 3 4
Blake Bars OL TN 4 3 3 3
Devin Funchess TE MI 3 4 4 4
Chris Wormley DE OH 3 4 4 4
Mario Ojemudia DE MI 3 4 4 3
Kaleb Ringer LB OH 3 4 3 3
Matt Godin DE MI 3 3 3 4
Ben Braden OL MI 3 3 3 3
Anthony Standifer CB IL 3 3 3 3
Caleb Stacey OL OH 3 3 3 3
Allen Gant S OH 3 3 3 3
A.J. Williams TE OH 3 3 3 3
Sione Houma FB UT 3 3 2 3

No change for the Wolverines.

#2 Notre Dame - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Jarron Jones DT NY 4 5 4 5
Ronald Darby CB MD 4 5 4 4
Tee Shepard CB CA 4 5 4 4
Sheldon Day DT IN 4 5 4 4
Deontay Greenberry WR CA 4 4 4 4
David Perkins LB IN 4 4 4 4
William Mahone RB OH 4 4 4 3
Taylor Decker OL OH 4 4 3 4
Nick Baratti S TX 3 4 3 3
C.J. Prosise S VA 3 4 3 3
Justin Ferguson WR FL 3 3 4 3
Mark Harrell OL NC 3 3 4 3
Romeo Okwara DE NC 3 3 3 4
Chris Brown WR SC 3 3 3 3
John Turner S IN 3 3 3 3
Scott Daly LS IL 2 2 2 2

No change for the Irish.

#3 Penn State - 16 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Tommy Schutt DT IL 4 5 4 4
Camren Williams LB MA 4 4 4 4
Eugene Lewis WR PA 4 4 4 4
Armani Reeves CB MA 4 4 4 4
Joey O'Connor OL CO 4 4 4 3
Brent Wilkerson DE MD 4 3 3 4
Brian Gaia OL MD 3 3 4 3
Skyler Mornhinweg QB PA 3 3 4 3
Anthony Stanko OL OH 3 3 3 3
Nyeem Wartman LB PA 3 3 3 3
Jesse James TE PA 3 3 3 3
J.P. Holtz TE PA 3 3 3 3
Austin Johnson OL NJ 3 3 NR 3
Malik Golden ATH PA 3 3 3 3
Jake Kiley CB NH 2 3 2 2
Derek Dowrey DT VA 2 3 3 3

No new additions for the Nittany Lions. Malik Golden and Derek Dowrey each earn three stars from Scout,

#4 Wisconsin - 11 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Dan Voltz OL IL 4 4 4 4
Vince Biegel LB WI 4 4 4 4
J.J. Denman OL PA 4 4 4 4
Kyle Dodson OL OH 4 4 3 4
Vonte Jackson RB WI 4 4 3 4
Bart Houston QB CA 3 4 4 4
D.J. Singleton S NJ 3 4 4 3
Walker Williams OL WA 3 3 3 3
Arthur Goldberg DT PA 3 3 2 3
Hugs Etienne CB CA 3 2 3 3
Reggie Mitchell CB PA 2 2 2 3

No change for the Badgers.

#5 Ohio State - 13 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Bri'onte Dunn RB OH 4 5 4 4
Joshua Perry LB OH 4 4 4 4
Warren Ball RB OH 4 4 3 4
De'Van Bogard S OH 4 4 3 4
Pat Elflein OL OH 3 3 4 3
Jacoby Boren OL OH 3 3 3 4
Cardale Jones QB OH 3 3 3 4
Frank Epitropoulos WR OH 3 3 3 3
Blake Thomas TE OH 3 3 3 3
Roger Lewis WR OH 3 3 3 3
Luke Roberts LB OH 3 3 3 2
Tyvis Powell S OH 3 3 2 3
Najee Murray CB OH 2 3 3 3

I haven't been sure what to do with Cardale Jones, who committed to Ohio State in the 2011 class and but decided to go to prep school for a year before heading to Columbus, but since he's listed in this class on three of the recruiting services it's probably time to include him here. One clarification: Scout lists him as unrated (because he's a prep school player) if you look at Ohio State's current class, but they had him as a three-star last year—I'm going with the latter ranking, and I'm doing the same with 247, which had him as a four-star last year but is the one service that didn't re-list him as a 2012 recruit.

#6 Michigan State - 14 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Se'Von Pittman DE OH 4 4 4 4
Aaron Burbridge WR MI 4 4 4 4
Benny McGowan OL OH 3 3 4 3
Tyler O'Connor QB OH 3 3 3 4
Riley Bullough LB MI 3 3 3 3
Zach Higgins OL OH 3 3 3 3
Jamal Lyles LB MI 3 3 3 3
Josiah Price TE IN 3 3 3 3
Nick Tompkins RB GA 3 3 3 3
Kyle Kerrick WR PA 3 3 3 3
MacGarrett Kings WR FL 3 3 3 3
Jermaine Edmondson S OH 3 3 3 2
Evan Jones TE OH 3 3 NR 3
Kodi Kieler OL MI 3 3 3 3

No change for the Spartans.

#7 Purdue - 21 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Jordan Shine S IN 3 3 3 3
Ryan Morris TE NJ 3 3 3 3
Austin Appleby QB OH 3 3 3 3
Jordan Roos OL TX 3 3 3 3
Dion Witty CB FL 3 2 3 3
Jonathan Curry TE AL 3 3 3 3
Paul Griggs K NC 3 3 3 3
Aloyis Gray ATH IN 3 3 2 3
Andy Garcia LB FL 3 2 2 2
Cameron Cermin OL TX 3 2 3 3
B.J. Knauf WR FL 3 3 2 3
Jimmy Herman S IN 3 3 2 3
Devin Smith OL AZ 3 3 JC 3
Steffon Martin LB AZ 3 2 JC 3
Carlos Carvajal TE NY 3 NR 3 3
Anthony Brown CB FL 3 2 2 3
Cameron Posey WR FL 3 NR 2 3
Thomas Meadows K VA 2 NR 2 2
Jordan Woods WR MI 2 3 2 3
Danny Anthrop WR IN NR 2 2 2

The Boilermakers add JuCo defensive end Greg Latta, who is unranked across the board. Anthony Brown gets two stars from Scout and ESPN, while five players—Cameron Cermin, Steffon Martin, Devin Smith, Carlos Cavajal, and Cameron Posey—all get three-star ratings from 247. The strength of these new ratings allow Purdue to leapfrog both Northwestern and Indiana in the rankings.

#8 Northwestern - 17 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Adam DePietro OL PA 3 4 3 3
Greg Kuhar DT OH 3 3 3 3
Dean Lowry DE IL 3 3 3 3
Kenton Playko OL OH 3 3 3 3
Eric Olson OL MA 3 3 3 3
Jack Schwaba TE PA 3 3 3 2
Ian Park OL PA 3 3 3 3
Malin Jones RB IL 3 3 2 3
Traveon Henry RB FL 3 3 2 3
Mike McHugh WR PA 3 2 2 2
Dwight White CB TX 3 2 2 2
Connor Mahoney OL PA 2 3 3 2
Dan Vitale S IL 2 2 2 2
Joseph Jones S PA 2 2 2 3
Chris Fitzpatrick OL KY 2 2 2 2
Jaylen Prater LB OH NR 2 2 3
Terrance Brown S CA NR 2 2 3

No new commits for the Wildcats. Terrance Brown picks up two stars from ESPN and three from 247, who also give three-star ratings to Joseph Jones and Jaylen Prater and two stars to Dwight White. Thanks to the bump in ratings, Northwestern passes Indiana on the big board.

#9 Indiana - 18 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Nick Mangieri DE IL 3 3 3 3
Dan Feeney OL IL 3 3 3 3
Jordan Wallace LB IN 3 3 3 3
Kevin Davis WR IN 3 3 3 3
Adam Kranda TE IN 3 3 3 3
Wes Rogers OL IN 3 3 3 3
Mike Cotton LB IL 3 3 3 3
Shawn Heffern DE IN 3 3 3 3
Sebastian Smith S OH 3 2 NR 3
Darius Stroud LB KS 3 NR JC 3
Jason Spriggs TE IN 2 3 3 3
Tanner Kearns TE OH 2 3 2 3
Caleb Cornett WR IN 2 3 2 2
Alex Todd OL OH 2 3 2 3
Jacob Bailey OL IN 2 2 3 3
Dawson Fletcher S OH 2 2 2 2
Dante Blackmon CB GA NR NR 3 2
Jacarri Alexander LB IA NR NR JC NR

No change for the Hoosiers. You snooze you lose, I guess (also, losing the one blue-chip recruit you have will ultimately hurt you, believe it or not).

#10 Minnesota - 22 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Jonah Pirsig OL MN 3 4 3 4
Isaac Hayes OL MN 3 3 4 3
Jamel Harbison WR NC 3 3 4 3
Philip Nelson QB MN 3 3 2 3
Jack Lynn LB IL 3 3 2 3
Dinero Moss S FL 3 2 3 3
Dominic Twitty DT NJ 3 2 3 3
Brian Nicholson LB FL 3 2 2 2
Jordan Hinojosa DT FL 3 2 NR 3
Nick Rallis S MN 3 3 2 3
Maxx Williams TE MN 3 3 NR 3
Rodrick Williams RB TX 3 NR NR 3
James Gillum RB MS 3 2 JC NR
Mitch Leidner QB MN 2 3 2 3
Drew Davis LB NC 2 2 3 3
Samad Hinds TE FL 2 2 3 2
Josh Ballesteros LB FL 2 2 2 2
Eric Murray CB WI 2 2 NR 2
Scott Ekpe DT TX 2 2 NR 3
Isaac Fruechte WR MN 2 2 JC 2
Barrington Morris LB FL NR 2 NR 2
Tyren Hills CB LA NR 2 NR 2

The Gophers pick up JuCo running back James Gillum. Tyren Hills gets two stars from Scout and 247. If ESPN even gets around to rating, oh, a third of Minnesota's class, they could easily jump up a couple spots in the rankings.

#11 Iowa - 10 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Jaleel Johnson DT IL 4 4 4 4
Ryan Ward OL IL 4 3 4 3
Maurice Fleming CB IL 3 3 4 3
Ruben Lile ATH MI 3 3 3 3
Cameron Wilson WR OH 3 3 3 3
Mitch Keppy OL IL 3 3 2 3
Michael Malloy RB IA 3 3 2 3
Drew Ott DE NE 3 2 3 3
Laron Taylor LB MI 2 3 3 3
Connor Kornbrath K WV 2 3 2 2

No change for the Hawkeyes.

#12 Nebraska - 8 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Paul Thurston OL CO 4 4 4 4
Greg McMullen DE OH 4 4 3 4
Michael Rose LB MO 3 3 4 4
Jordan Westerkamp WR IL 3 4 3 4
Tommy Armstrong QB TX 3 3 3 3
Sam Cotton TE NE 3 2 3 3
Deion Jones LB LA 2 3 3 3
Zaire Anderson LB CA NR NR JC 3

No change for the Huskers, save for Zaire Anderson getting a three-star rating from 247.

#13 Illinois - 9 Commits
Name Position State Rivals Scout ESPN 24/7
Tajarvis Fuller LB FL 3 3 3 3
Cody Quinn CB OH 3 3 3 3
Joseph Spencer OL OH 3 3 3 3
Vontrell Williams DT IL 3 3 3 3
Elliot Faerber WR KS 3 3 2 2
Tyler Barton S FL 3 2 2 2
Jason Robertson WR IL 2 3 3 3
Joey Warburg OL KY 2 2 3 3
Zach Jackson S FL NR 3 3 3

No change for the Illini.

Comments

heznfire

October 30th, 2011 at 3:03 PM ^

Ace, since Jeremy Clark is no longer "gray-shirting" and now joining the 2012 class, shouldn't he be added to this list? You may have addressedd this in a previous update, but I'm not sure. 

psychomatt

October 30th, 2011 at 5:02 PM ^

(a) As others have said, Michigan's numbers need to be updated to include Jeremy Clark

(b) Nebraska needs to get to work. I wonder if Bo Pelini knows something the rest of us don't???